22 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ballads.

  1. John Cohen collection, circa 1950-2009

    14,525 items.. 107 containers.. 18 linear feet.. 26 containers ; 8,400 items.. 121 photographs : film negatives, black-and-white and color ; 35 mm. approximately 1750 photographic prints : black and white.. 1,271 photographs : digital, TIFF files.. 62 sound cassettes : analog.. 107 sound wire reels : analog.. 552 sound tape reels (5 in., 7in., 10 in.) : analog.. 456 sound discs : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in.. 6 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.. approximately 1800 film elements in 900 containers from 16 finished films.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of manuscripts, sound recordings, graphic images, and moving images created and collected by John Cohen. The materials document Cohen's parallel careers as a musician (member of the New Lost City Ramblers) and writer during the 1960s American folk music revival, and his celebrated work as a documentary photographer and filmmaker, producer, and artist from the 1950s to the present....

  2. Irving Berlin collection, 1895-1990

    753,000 items. 931 containers. 703 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Irving Berlin was an American lyricist and composer of over 1,200 songs. He was also a music publisher, theater owner, and a founding member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). The collection, which documents all aspects of his life and career, contains music scores, Berlin's handwritten and typewritten lyric sheets, publicity and promotional materials,...

  3. Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute Ukrainian cylinder collection, 1908-1930s

    315 items.. 7 linear inches (22 folders).. 37 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track ; 10 in.. 37 sound cassettes (U-Matic audio) : digital.. 64 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 2 videocassettes (VHS) : color, sound.. 4 diskettes, 3 1/2 in.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection of approximately 400 folk songs, folk music, and oral traditions includes sound recorded by Ukrainian ethnologists on wax cylinders in the Ukraine between 1908 and the early 1930s. In a joint project, 212 of approximately 300-400 cylinders in the collection of the Instytut mystet︠s︡tvoznavstva, folʹkloru ta etnohrafiï im. M.T. Rylʹsʹkoho (Ryl's'kyi Institute) were copied and...

  4. George Korson collection, 1913-1975

    37,117 items ; 106 containers (not including AV) ; 57 linear feet (not including AV).. 112 sound discs : analog ; 12 in., 10 in., and 7 in.. 108 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 6 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1 sound cassette : analog. 1 film reel (ca. 8 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm. approximately 623 photographs : photographic prints, negatives, black and white; various sizes.. 4 graphic items : various media.. 2 items.. 36,259 items.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of professional papers, field recordings of interviews and songs, a film, and photographs documenting the career and folklife fieldwork of George Korson. George Korson conducted fieldwork in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania and also in Pennsylvania Dutch Country in eastern counties of Pennsylvania. The film dated October 12, 1964 is George Korson (with Charlie McCarthy)...

  5. Caffè Lena collection, 1960-2013

    5552 items. 42 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 46 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 5 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 3 in.. 381 sound cassettes : analog and digital.. 13 videocassettes (VHS) : sound only ; 1/2 in.. 1 sound microcassette : analog.. 36 sound discs : digital.. 1 videocassette (U-matic) : sound, color.. 14 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color.. 2 videodiscs (DVD-R): digital.. 1 film reel (1100 feet) : analog.. approximately 1540 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 3504 items.. 3 items.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of more than 500 audio recordings, plus digital audio files, video recordings, film, photographs, papers, and ephemera documenting the history of the Caffè Lena coffeehouse, a folk music club and theater in Saratoga Springs, New York, founded by Lena Spencer and Bill Spencer in 1960. The collection includes a large number of live concert performance recordings by folk musicians and...

  6. W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, 1936-1991

    7 boxes 4.5 linear feet.. manuscripts: 115 folders.. 239 sound discs (35 hours) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.. 170 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 24 drawings.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers....

  7. Art Rosenbaum Georgia folklore collection, 1955-1983

    236 audiocassette tapes; 1 box of manuscripts and electronic media. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Copies of audio tape recordings made by Art Rosenbaum in north and coastal Georgia and South Carolina principally in the 1970s and early 1980s. These field recordings encompass many genres of acoustic folk music, including gospel, shout, blues, ballads, and some interviews with the performers, recorded in homes, churches, and festivals.

  8. Anne and Frank Warner collection, 1938-1969

    1 container ; 10.5 linear inches of manuscripts and graphic images; 124 sound recordings, 15 graphic images, 1 item of electronic media. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of American traditional musicians and storytellers collected by Anne Warner and Frank Warner on numerous field recording trips to Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia from 1938 to 1969.

  9. John and Ginny Dildine collection

    175 items. 119 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 24 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 12 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. manuscripts: 1 folder.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of sound recordings of Washington, D.C. area folk music radio programs on WASH and WAMU-FM, hosted by John Dildine, with live interviews, and featuring some previously recorded selections. The collection also includes sound recordings of concerts, folk festivals (including selections from the Fox Hollow Folk Festival, 1968 and 1969) and other folk music events in Maryland; Virginia;...

  10. National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) collection

    18,794 items ; 6,025 containers. . 36 containers : 12,600 manuscript materials.. 985 sound tape reels : analog.. 3291 Digital Audio Tapes (DAT) : digital. . 704 sound cassettes : analog.. 205 sound files : digital, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit and 44.1 kHz, 16 bit). 6 videocassettes : analog.. 1003 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of concert and workshop recordings of events at the National Folk Festivals, Lowell Folk Festivals, and other festivals, tours, and concerts sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), formerly the National Folk Festival Association founded in 1934. Features performances of ballads, blues, bluegrass, contra dance music, country music, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes,...